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York man extradited from Dominican republic to face murder charges in infant son’s death

A York man has been extradited back to the United States to face charges for the 2011 death of his infant son, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Johann Ramirez-Herrera, 31, was arrested in El Seibo, a town in the Dominican Republic, on March 15, 2015. His extradition took place on Feb. 20 of this year.

Ramirez-Herrera was originally charged on Oct. 7, 2011 in the death of his 11-month-old son. The son died six days earlier from injuries that indicated he was beaten and strangled, according to the marshals service.

The child died at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and was brain dead, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick told the Patriot-News in 2011.

According to travel records, Ramirez-Herrera fled to his native Dominican Republic the same day his son died. York City Police requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service to help locate Ramirez-Herrera.

“This arrest is a direct result of cooperation between U.S. and Dominican law enforcement authorities, to include the U.S. Marshals Service’s International Branch,” said U.S. Marshal Martin J.  Pane in a news release. “Additionally, the persistence of the personnel assigned to the Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania working together with our partners in in the York City Police Department and the York County District Attorney’s Office ensured this man was brought to justice.”


Feb 22, 2016

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